EEI have a few fast and easy projects for you that are perfect last minute gifts. Each take about an hour to make and can be made with scraps or a fat quarter.
First up is the Hedgie Pincushion – this little softie is about 5” nose to tail. Hedgie is an excellent repository for all your dead sewing machine needles (which I hope you’re changing often!) It would be a great gift for a sewing friend.
Next up is a brand new pattern, Chunky Wee Pincushions. The pattern includes six classic quilting blocks in three different sizes (4”, 3”, and 2”) to make pincushions that work on your sewing table. The smallest one is great in your hand sewing kit (it’s 2” x 2” x 1” tall!) They are all satisfyingly chunky! Best of all, the pattern is on sale through Sunday Dec 9 2018!
The last project I want to feature is a perennial standby, Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches. It goes together in just 8 seams! The photo is the small pencil pouch from the pattern, but there are two other sizes included, as well as instructions to make a pouch of any size of your choosing (yep, I have easy math instructions for that!) These make great gifts for teachers, artists, students, and just about anyone who likes to keep stuff all zipped up. This pattern also has a photo tutorial.
* The cute pindot fabrics in my pix are the Garden Pindots from Michael Miller Fabrics – they are adorable, and a great addition to your stash!
I love your little zipper pouches????
Love the pincushion! I need to make one or more!
Hedgehog? Brilliant idea…
Very cute! You are on a roll with new patterns!
I love the wee bags! Especially since the construction method that avoids pulling the bag through a small hole. Brilliant!
The hedgie and the little zipper pouch are perfect for gift giving!
Your Hedgie Pincushion makes me smile 🙂 Fun & festive!
Having ideas for little projects is always wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Love the zip pouch pattern!
Hedgehog is too cute! Happy Christmas Sam!
love the hedgie i must make one for my longarmer.
Love the pencil pouch. My kids could use a new one.
I love all the quick gifts and I already have the “dead” longarm needles to create a respectable hedgehog!!
I love the chunky zipper pouches!
The hedgehog is so cute, and a great idea for the used needles.
All your projects are cute, but the hedgehog is just so adorable. Thanks for the chance.
Love the pincushions! Thanks for the ideas!
That zipppy pencil case is awesome!
I love the little zipper pouch and it’s great to give for Christmas
I love the hedge hog. Finally something to do with all the used needles.
These are so cute! I think I NEED a hedgehog pincushion in my life!
The little hedgehog is so stinking cute! I love Michael Miller fabrics
Hedgie is adorable!
I love the hedgehog!
That hedgehog is precious.
I am really enjoying this blog hop and I just love your hedgehog pin cushion! He is so cute! Thanks!
Can never have enough pouches to corral tools. And nothing ramps up your street cred like a cute matching set at a sew-in or class ????
That pincushion is a cutie!
Great pincushions! Love the Hedge one best.
Oh my cuteness- HAVE TO make a hedgehog!!!
The hedgehog is absolutely adorable. I just wish I’d saved my needles. I’ll have to start now. Great last minute ideas!
the pindot fabric is so adorable – and I am going to have try that little pencil pouch!
The hedgehog is so cute!! Thank you!!
I love the hedge hog. Everything is so inspirational. Thank you so much.
The hedge hog pin repository is such a neat idea. Perfect for my sewing friends.
Very cute thanks for sharing and the great giveaway!
I don’t have any friends or people on my list that like to sew, or even have a sewing machine, so I think I’ll make these gifts for myself! I love each one! Thanks!
There’s a Japanese festival called Hari-Kuyo that celebrated on December 8th in the Kyoto region. It’s a celebration of broken needles, honoring them for their service. Your hedgehog would be a perfect place to store them for the festival.
The hedgehog idea is very clever and useful for throw away needles.